Born Te Awamutu, New Zealand 1973

Lives and works Sydney, Australia & Berlin, Germany.

Hayden Fowler's art practice challenges us to reconsider nature and our role within it. A New Zealand-born artist based between Berlin and Sydney, he has a background in ecology and animal behaviour. His work draws on ideas from natural history, science fiction, zoology and romanticism, presenting images of loss and hope that are deeply connected to our relationship with the natural world.

Fowler's practice is centered on the creation of intricate sets and dioramas depicting scenes ranging from pristine futuristic interiors to post-apocalyptic landscapes. Built using a combination of natural and synthetic materials, these fictional worlds are temporarily populated with casts of animals and humans (including the artist himself), with each work encompassing photography, video, performance, sculpture and installation.

Fowler has exhibited nationally and internationally and his work is held in a number of public and private collections. He is a previous recipient of the Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship, undertaking his year of study abroad at the Universitat der Kunst in Berlin, Germany. Most recently he completed a 12-month residency at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.

He lectures in Fine Arts studio at University of New South Wales Art & Design.

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